Cleveland trades Rocky Colavito for Harvey Kuenn.
Fireballer Sam McDowell, in his first major league start, breaks two ribs throwing a fastball.
Third baseman Max Alvis has an attack of spinal meningitis on a team flight.
The Indians reacquire Rocky Colavito, giving up Tommie Agee, who will win the Rookie of the Year Award, and Tommy John, who will win 286 games after leaving Cleveland.
Catcher Ray Fosse is steamrollered by Pete Rose in the All-Star Game; his promising career is derailed.
Drunken fans pour themselves onto the field during Ten-Cent Beer Night game, forcing a forfeit.
In his first spring-training game after signing a ten-year contract with Cleveland, Wayne Garland injures his arm and never recovers his twenty-win form.
Personal complications force the Indians to trade twenty-three-year-old fireballer Dennis Eckersley to Boston.
Cleveland Stadium is to host the All-Star Game. The game is delayed until August by a two-month players' strike.
Indians send 1980 Rookie of the Year Joe Charboneau to the minors; he hits just .217 for Class AAA Charleston.
Sports Illustrated predicts the Indians will win the pennant; the team finished last, losing 101 games.
Two pitchers die and a third is seriously injured in a boating accident; another Indians pitcher dies in an auto accident in November.
With the Indians poised to reach the postseason for the first time since 1954, the players go out on strike, an action that will lead to the cancellation of the World Series for the first time since 1904....Continua